Finally! Jeff Goldblum Jigsaw Puzzles Have Arrived

George Morton, Champion Productions
George Morton, Champion Productions

Finally, the perfect gift for the Jeff Goldblum fan in your life. Champion Productions, a new gift-making company, has gotten off to a brilliant start with the launch of its very first products: a series of Goldblum-inspired jigsaw puzzles.

Each of the 100-piece puzzles is designed by a different illustrator and depicts the actor in scenes from his most memorable roles. One shows the ever-suave “Jurassic Jeff” (in the role of Ian Malcolm) standing in the jungle with reflections of dinosaurs in his sunglasses. Another version shows Seth Brundle’s transformation into Brundlefly—from The Fly (1986), of course—while a third depicts Goldblum’s iconic shirtless scene from Jurassic Park (1993). (Fun fact: Goldblum went off script and unbuttoned his shirt for that scene, and directors just rolled with it.)

Jurassic Park-themed Jeff Goldblum jigsaw puzzle
George Morton, Champion Productions

A Jeff Goldblum puzzle
George Morton, Champion Productions

Champion Products said there is also a Thor: Ragnarok-themed puzzle, but that one isn’t currently featured online. The puzzles are priced at £9 (about $11.50), and each one comes with a free print of the featured image.


Maria Solbas Castello, Champion Productions

Since the puzzles are only 100 pieces, they shouldn’t be too challenging to complete. But if you do get stuck, just take a page from Ian Malcolm and remind yourself that life finds a way. To place an order, head to Champion Products's website

This $49 Video Game Design Course Will Teach You Everything From Coding to Digital Art Skills

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EvgeniyShkolenko/iStock via Getty Images

If you spend the bulk of your free time playing video games and want to elevate your hobby into a career, you can take advantage of the School of Game Design’s lifetime membership, which is currently on sale for just $49. You can jump into your education as a beginner, or at any other skill level, to learn what you need to know about game development, design, coding, and artistry skills.

Gaming is a competitive industry, and understanding just programming or just artistry isn’t enough to land a job. The School of Game Design’s lifetime membership is set up to educate you in both fields so your resume and work can stand out.

The lifetime membership that’s currently discounted is intended to allow you to learn at your own pace so you don’t burn out, which would be pretty difficult to do because the lessons have you building advanced games in just your first few hours of learning. The remote classes will train you with step-by-step, hands-on projects that more than 50,000 other students around the world can vouch for.

Once you’ve nailed the basics, the lifetime membership provides unlimited access to thousands of dollars' worth of royalty-free game art and textures to use in your 2D or 3D designs. Support from instructors and professionals with over 16 years of game industry experience will guide you from start to finish, where you’ll be equipped to land a job doing something you truly love.

Earn money doing what you love with an education from the School of Game Design’s lifetime membership, currently discounted at $49.

 

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How the Trapper Keeper Trapped the Hearts of '80s and '90s Kids

Courtesy of Cinzia Reale-Castello
Courtesy of Cinzia Reale-Castello

No matter when or where you grew up, back-to-school shopping typically revolved around two things: clothing and school supplies. And if you’re an adult of a certain age, you probably had a Trapper Keeper on that latter list of must-buy items.

Like the stickers, skins, and cases that adorn your smartphones and laptops today, Trapper Keepers were a way for kids to express their individual personalities. The three-ring binders dominated classrooms in the '80s and '90s, and featured a vast array of designs—from colorful Lisa Frank illustrations to photos of cool cars and popular celebrities—that allowed kids to customize their organizational tools. 

In this episode of "Throwback," we're ripping open the Velcro cover and digging into the history of the Trapper Keeper. You can watch the full episode below.

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